Thursday, August 21, 2008

The picture is a little blurry...

In more ways than one.

Today Ellie started first grade!

I have a good feeling about this year. Maybe it's the knowledge that we made it through kindergarten without much angst. Maybe it's the "We've been here, done this" feeling that is helping. Or maybe it's the fact that one of my best friends son, one of Ellie's best friends, is in our class! I just have a good feeling.

It certainly didn't come from ALL THE INFORMATION I got from Ellie after I finally was able to pick her up today. (Remember the Loop?) This was our conversation as I drove away from the school.

Me: ELLIE! I missed you! How was your first day of first grade?!

Ellie: Good.

Me: What did you do?! What were your favorite things?!

Ellie: I don't know.

Me: Did you have fun with Richie?!

Ellie: Yeah.

Me: What else?!

Ellie: I don't know. It was boring.

Yeah...that was pretty much all I got. I gave up after an hour. No cute quotes from my sweet girl! It does seem like she had a good day though. I finally got a smile out of her when I asked her if she liked her teacher. She did, a lot. Ms. M seems to have already made a great impression on her! She did on me too, which adds into my overall feel good feeling about this year.

I almost missed the photo opps this morning, I had no idea my camera battery was dead! I was saved by Ellie's own camera she keeps stashed in her backpack. It's a little blurry, kind of like the details Ellie gave me about her day, nonetheless, it's a good pic of Ellie and Ms. M.

I can't wait to see what the year holds! Happy First Grade Ellie!


Janelle said...

Ms. M is adorable. I think you will love her!

I am glad Ellie had a non-descript day. No news is good news!

BTW, it took all day and all night to drag out little facts about Z's day. He wasn't real forthcoming either.

Next year, when Lou goes. I will know it all and then some.

Celeste said...

I knew something was going on when I opened blog lines and all of you had posted! Ellie's teacher is adorable!!

JP's MOM said...

I am curious as to WHO or WHAT caused the MAJOR jam on the loop.

Thank goodness I am just so laid back and carefree now. :)

Jamie said...

I am glad she had a good first day. I did get a lot of the first grade is boring thing last year. It's not kindergarten anymore.

Carissa said...

i bet you get all the details from her when you aren't expecting them! glad her first day was good (even if it was boring!) : )

Laney-Lou said...

Despite not having any funny quotes, I'm so glad she had a great day!!!! Wow...1st grade?!?! SHE'S GROWING UP TOO FAST SHELLEY!

Alana said...

Such a bummer about the camera battery. We would have taken more for you if we had known that! The one you took with her camera turned out really well, though! It should be an interesting year ;-)